#BeAware

We have modified our page from posting “News” about us to sharing information we feel is valuable for helping industries, businesses and people to #BeAware. We will be sharing information that affects business large and small along with everyday people. We will tag a post with an “Identifiers” that will indicate one of the four key areas of threats and crime; ” General Information, Physical, Fraud or Cyber”.

“FRAUD”

As much as 50% of the stimulus unemployment money may have been stolen, Axios reports

https://www.businessinsider.com/half-stimulus-unemployment-benefits-money-stolen-fraud-payments-axios-2021-6

“CYBER”

The US Department of Justice has elevated the threat of ransomware to equal terrorism.

https://siliconangle.com/2021/06/06/justice-department-elevates-ransomware-attacks-priority-terrorism/

“GENERAL INFORMATION”

Crime in The United States

On February 5, 2021 Vanderbilt University published a research report on Crime in The United States, the first research report done in 25 years. The information, relating to crime in 2017, was staggering; 120 Million Crimes, 24 Million of them Violent and a financial impact of $2.6 trillion.

“PHYSICAL”

Thieves Target ATMs Flush With Cash During Covid-19

Efforts to steal from cash machines surged in 2020; explosives and trucks increasingly used

https://www.wsj.com/articles/thieves-target-atms-flush-with-cash-during-covid-19-11611838800

Q&A: ATM Thefts On The Rise

https://www.propertycasualty360.com/2021/03/01/qa-atm-thefts-on-the-rise/

NC lawmakers propose bill to make owning a skimming device a felony

Dollar stores a consistent haven for crime in Indianapolis